El Oriente – Cigar Factory and Tobacco Plantations – Manila Management Structure
Edward Schneider (great-grandson of Carl Ingenohl): El Oriente was mostly a trade name, although it did appear in various names of companies of the group associated with Carl Ingenohl’s business group. The parent company was a Swiss partnership of which Ingenohl was the General Partner (and principal partner) and that partnership owned the Hong Kong company, the Manila company (until 1914) and the Antwerp company.
The Spanish name is due the fact that the industrial activity was started by Carl Ingenohl in the Philippines where the group owned plantations and a factory.
The document below, both translated and original, reflect the management structure of the El Oriente Cigar Company in Manila in 1904. This was a few years before the Hong Kong factory was built.
N.B. : The Ysabella valley in the Philippines was where the tobacco plantations of El Oriente where based. Harvesting Managers were obviously the tobacco plantation managers
HF: We have several articles about the company’s operations in Hong Kong and about Carl Ingenohl. All are shown, linked, below.
Fabrica de tabacos – Cigar Factory
Sociedad Anonima MANILA – Manila LTD
Carl Ingenohl…..Administrador – Director…..Managing Director
Adolf Welhagen…..Gerente…..General Manager
Konrad Badenhop…..Preposito del Despacho…..Logistics Manager
Herman Sieling…..Preposito de taller Filipino…..Philippine Workshop Manager
Wilhem Faeger…..Preposito del Escojimiento de la cama…..Selection Manager
Heinrich Oostendorp..Preposito de la sucursal de Tanduay…Manager of the Tanduay branch
Richard Hummerfeldt…..Preposito de desposito de materiales…..Stockroom manager
Otto Metz…..Preposito del aforo…..Quality Control Manager
Juan Pineda…..Maestro de la elaboracion…..Head of cigar production
Ernst Knauff…..Preposito principal del acopio(Ylagan)…..Head Harvesting Manager (Ylagan)
August Ebell..Preposito del acopio en Ysabella Alta (Ylagan)..Harvesting Manager of Upper Ysabella (Ylagan)
Julius Ruchenbrod..Preposito del acopio en Ysabella Baja (Ylagan)..Harvesting Manager of Lower Ysabella (Ylagan)
Ludwig Baumgartner..Preposito del acopio en Ysabella Central (Ylagan)..Harvesting Manager of Central Ysabella (Ylagan)
Convey their warmest thanks for the many expressions of sympathy on the occasion of the flooding incident which the company suffered on 13 July.
Santa Cruz de Manila, Quiapo de Manila, Tanduay de Manila, Ylagan (Ysabella), Echague Ysabella, San José Ysabella. 1 October, 1904.
Related Indhhk articles:
- The Orient Tobacco Manufactory Company – updated information
- Carl Ingenohl – owner of the Orient Tobacco Manufactory Company
- The Orient Tobacco Manufactory Company – location
- Orient Tobacco Manufactory – many questions, any answers? – initial research
- C Ingenohl – company and man – HK cigars
- C Ingenohl (Hongkong Tobacco Manufactory ?) – cigar factory in Manila
Thank you for this article. I am a descendant of Adolf Velhagen and I’m doing research on the company. Might it be worthwhile doing research in the HK archives?